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Williams College Opens Energy-Efficient Student Housing

The drafty 1851 Tudor structure with floors so tilted dresser drawers would slide open has been replaced by Williams College with a sunny yellow, three-story, energy-efficient structure.

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Farley-Bouvier, Hinds Chat Environmental Issues At Pittsfield Forum

The state hopes to see more renewable energy from solar and thus incentives solar development. However, the way the programs are currently established, the solar often comes at the expense of cutting trees. "We have perverse incentives for solar. It is cheaper for a developer to come in and cut down a whole bunch of trees to do something for the environment," state Rep. Farley-Bouvier said.

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Street Lighting Big Topic at Williamstown Fire District Meeting

Several residents concerned about the threat of light pollution Tuesday pressed the leaders of the fire district to rethink a plan to replace town's street lights.

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Cheshire Considers Buying Street Lights for LED Switch

Interim Town Administrator Edmund St. John IV told the Selectmen on Tuesday that he has applied for a LED street light grant and has contacted National Grid about the process.

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Polito Announces $9.6M in Energy Resiliency Projects for Hospitals

As the climate becomes ever more volatile, storms have forced the evacuation of hospitals. Massachusetts doesn't want to see that happen here. On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced $9.6 million in grant awards to nine hospitals to build "resiliency."

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